Veterans Week 2019
Veterans Week officially begins with the Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, November 11th and ends with the Veterans Appreciation Day Game on Saturday, November 16th.
Veterans Day Flag Display
The University of Iowa Veterans Association will organize the seventh annual Veterans Day flag display on the West lawn of the Pentacrest with the assistance from volunteers from across campus and the community.
Each flag is individually dedicated by people like you via our flag registration site below. Each tag will show the veteran's name, rank, years of service, and tours if they were activated for any.
After viewing the display, stop into the Old Capitol Museum to see the latest exhibit, Art of Selling The Great War. The exhibit features a collection of WW1 posters that were used in propaganda campaigns in the early 1900's.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Join us in honoring the Veteran and Military Community at IOWA with a reveille ceremony, playing of the national anthem, and speeches by members of the community.
Colonel David Pinter (Ret), a UI graduate of the class of 1990, will provide remarks, which will serve as the official beginning of Veteran’s week at the University of Iowa.
Pizza with Pals
Join us in the MVSS Lounge for pizza and refreshments before the film screening later in the evening.
Film Screening of The Monuments Men
Monuments Men is an action drama focused on a World War II unit tasked by FDR to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves in Germany and return them to their rightful owners.
One of the soldiers depicted in the film, George Stout, was a UI alumnus and will be honored as a Hawkeye Distinguished Veteran award winner on Thursday, November 14.
MVSS Open House
Come join us for donuts and coffee at the MVSS Open House.
Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award Ceremony
The Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans was established in 2015 to honor distinguished members of the armed forces who have demonstrated exceptional service to both the United States and their communities.
2019 award recipients:
- Dr. Kathleen “Kitty” Buckwalter, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps
- Larry Hershberger, U.S. Marine Corps
- Harold “Hal” Jackson, U.S. Air Force
- Dr. Julie A. Stanik-Hutt, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps
- George L. Stout, U.S. Army
- Dr. Maurice Wright Van Allen, U.S. Army Medical Corps
Tailgate in Memory of Clinton Tebbs
Saturday, November 16, Finkbine Commuter Lot (4 hours prior to kickoff)
You would be hard pressed to find a bigger Hawkeyes fan than Clinton Tebbs, so we're holding a tailgate before the military appreciation game vs. Minnesota in his honor. The game time has not been announced, but we are anticipating a morning game and an early tailgate. Feel free to bring whatever you would like, cornhole(bags) and light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Military Appreciation Game
Saturday November 16, Kinnick Stadium (Kickoff TBD)
Watch the Hawkeyes take on the Minnesota Gophers and see the Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans be recognized during the game.